Philip Courtney has led Urban Arts since 2003. Philip has transformed Urban Arts into an arts and technology organization teaching underrepresented students digital game design through computer science, coding, animation, music, and storytelling. With this new focus, Urban Arts has seen unprecedented growth in its student outcomes and has attracted powerful new partnerships with leading corporations and government agencies. Philip is an experienced and compelling public speaker and has presented on the topics of Arts Education, Game Design, Educational Equity, Innovation, Program Development, and Public/Private Partnerships. Philip has presented nationally at TedX, SXSW, Games for Change, EDGames Expo, and Beyond School Hours. Philip has been interviewed by the NY Times, Forbes and Education Week, and appeared on camera with NBC, CBS, NY1, Ronan Farrow, KTLA and AOL Live to name a few.